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Would You Put Snail Slime On Your Face? A New Line of Skincare Products Hopes So
Thanks to technology, there’s no shortage of weird things you can put on your face in the quest for clearer, brighter, plumper, blemish-free skin. There’s Nightingale bird poop (Tom Cruise enjoys a facial full of it), bee venom (the Duchess of Cambridge is a fan of this cream by beautician Deborah Mitchell), mud (see: every blemish-clearing mask), and now, there’s snail slime. Call it the slow beauty movement: Snail slime is being touted as a miracle face-fixer. Snail creams have been around for years--they’re very popular in Korea, where beauty brand Missha first introduced a snail cream, snail serum, and sleeping mask--and Dr. Jart, who's claim to fame is introducing BB creams to the US market, just launched a skincare line made with snail mucin.